Danglers When phrases or clauses are misplaced in a sentence, such that they don’t agree with the subject

, sometimes funny or even embarrassing meanings and images will result. Danglers are difficult for us to spot when we write them because we can’t always see that what we have written is not what we meant to express. Example: While walking across the street, the bus hit her. Did the bus really walk across the street? Correction: While she was walking across the street, the bus hit her. OR The bus hit her while she was walking across the street. Now that you are alerted to danglers, perhaps you will be able to appreciate some of the bloopers below even more. I The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on the Water.” The sermon tonight: “Searching for Jesus.” II Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. III Don’t let worry kill you off—let the Church help. IV For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs. V Irving B. and Jessie C. were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. VI At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What Is Hell?” Come early and listen to our choir practice. VII Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones. VIII The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon. IX Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door. X The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. XI Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance. XII Miss Charlene Mason sang “I will not pass this way again” giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

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